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Clean Sweep: Hirschman Turns In Dominating Day At Chemung

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

CHEMUNG, N.Y. – Matt Hirschman led start-to-finish Saturday in the Chemung 120 to capture his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season and gained on the championship points lead of Ted Christopher with two races remaining.

Hirschman (No. 59 Ed Bennett Properties Chevrolet) was the car to beat from the time they unloaded at the Chemung Speedrome on Saturday morning. He was fastest in practice, earned his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season, captured the first of two 25-lap heat races, then led wire-to-wire in the 120-lap main.

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Qualifying: Hirschman Sweeps

By Official Release

CHEMUNG, N.Y. - Matt Hirschman won his third career Coors Light Pole Award and then earned the right to start the Chemung 120 on the pole by winning the first 25-lap heat race. Chuck Hossfeld will start on the outside of the front row by virtue of winning the second 25-lap heat race.

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Practice: Hirschman Leads In N.Y.

By Official Release

CHEMUNG, N.Y. - Matt Hirschman had the fastest time Saturday in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice at Chemung Speedrome.

Hirschman had a lap of 14.200 seconds around the .375-mile oval for an average speed of 95.070 mph.

Chuck Hossfeld was second fastest in practice at 14.208 (95.017), followed by Eric Beers at 14.256 (94.697).

Rookie Glen Reen and Bobby Grigas III wounded out the top five times in practice, and points leader Ted Christopher was sixth fastest.

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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Returns To Chemung

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

With just three races left in the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, the series will head to  Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The Chemung 120 will mark just the second time in the 24-year history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour that the series has contested a race at the .375-mile oval. Jerry Marquis reached Victory Lane in the only previous race on Aug. 10, 2001.

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Weather: Stafford Fall Final Weekend Postponed Two Weeks

By Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An expected weekend-long deluge from a tropical storm has postponed the 36th annual CarQuest Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.

The race weekend, which featured the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the final race of the NASCAR Camping World Series East, has been rescheduled for October 10-12.

The weekend will include all five divisions of Stafford’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series as scheduled.

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News & Notes: Stafford Closes Curtain On Season With Fall Final

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

Stafford Closes Curtain On Season With Fall Final

The fourth and final trip to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway in 2008 will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28. The CARQUEST Fall Final, the track's traditional season-ending show, will see the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour go green at approximately 3 p.m.

The 150-lap race will be the 14th of 16 dates on the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule. In the first three trips for the series to Stafford this year, Ted Christopher, Chuck Hossfeld and Jimmy Blewett have registered victories.

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Myers Stripped Of Martinsville Win

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today that the unofficial results of Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour/NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway have been revised due to a rules violations discovered during post-race inspection of the first-place car – the No. 1 driven by Burt Myers.

The car was found to be in violation and did not conform to rules (transmission gear was not within the specified limits) of the 2008 NASCAR Touring Series rule book. The violations were discovered during post race inspection on Sept. 20.

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NASCAR Legend Allison To Be Honored At Stafford's Fall Final Weekend

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

“Alabama Gang” Member Was Two-Time Modified Champion

As part of the season-long celebration of 60 Years of Modified Champions, two-time NASCAR Modified titlist Bobby Allison will be honored at the CARQUEST Fall Final on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

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Myers Wins One For The South

By Official Release

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour celebrated its 500th race in its tradition-rich history, but it was Burt Myers that stole the show and drove his way to Victory Lane in the Made In America Whelen 300.

Myers became the first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver to win the annual combination race with their northern-based counterparts at Martinsville Speedway.

He also became the first Southern driver to win a Modified tour race in a NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville since Johnny Bryant in 1985.

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Qualifying: Martinsville Pole For Preece

By Official Release

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Preece earned an historic Coors Light Pole Award Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.

It was Preece’s second career pole award and comes as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour gets set to run the 500th race in its history. The event is a combination race with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. George Brunnhoelzl III, who was second fastest overall, was also awarded a Coors Light Pole Award as the fastest NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver.

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